Products with names like "Scooby Snax," "Spice" and "K2" that are marketed as potpourri but give off a marijuanalike high when smoked would be illegal under four bills before Maryland's General Assembly.
Maryland is one of six states that doesn't ban synthetic marijuana. If D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray signs a bill waiting on his desk, Maryland would be the only place in the Washington area where the fake pot could be bought.
All of the bills aim to ban certain chemicals that mimic the psychoactive effects of THC, the key ingredient in marijuana. Drugmakers spray the chemicals onto plant matter and sell it to be smoked.